Oxnard/Ventura: 805-644-5516 | Santa Barbara: 805-687-4141

Oxnard

2100 Solar Drive #201
Oxnard, CA 93036

805-644-5516

Ventura

789 S Victoria Ave #204
Ventura, CA 93003

805-644-5516

Santa Barbara

2780 State Street #5
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

805-687-4141

How safe are dental x-rays?

Many parents ask “How safe are dental x-rays?” Today’s dental x-rays are incredibly safe. When taking x-rays of your child’s teeth and gums, we are very careful to ensure your child is exposed to as little radiation as possible. This is done using lead aprons and a very high-speed film that allow the x-rays to be taken very quickly to ensure your child’s safety.

Just as with hospital x-rays, pediatric dentists receive guidelines as to when dental x-rays should be performed. In general, a healthy child who does not have an increased risk for tooth problems or decay only needs a dental x-ray once every one to two years. These guidelines have been set by the American Dental Association to protect your child’s dental and physical health.

Just as with hospital x-rays, pediatric dentists receive guidelines as to when dental x-rays